While Navarre is most known as a safe bedroom community, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office cautions: thieves lurk in the night.
Aside from the recent rash of burglaries on Navarre Beach, on the mainland, Navarre has been experiencing a rash of "car-hopping."
"People are going around flipping the door handles of cars, checking to see which ones are unlocked," said Lt. Patrick Vega, Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office District 2 supervisor, which encompasses Navarre. "They can canvas an entire neighborhood in minutes. It's that easy."
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